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UUV Simulator - Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Simulator


Hi everyone,

I just would like to create a topic for a project released on GitHub on November 2016 called UUV Simulator, mainly aimed to simulate unmanned underwater vehicles such as AUVs and ROVs. It includes Gazebo plugins and several ROS nodes and it is built modularly to help the construction of complex simulation environments for underwater vehicles.
The project has been going through a lot of updates and changes thanks to several suggestions from the community and it has grown significantly since we managed to publish it on GitHub.
Recently I added an improved documentation site (still being updated) and some extra packages for robot models and some useful ROS nodes, such as a plume simulation, that are also available here

Any suggestions or criticisms are very welcome. :slight_smile:


Hi Musa.
It’s me, Marco.
From Salvador. BIR
When will go back to Brazil?



Musa - thank you for the links.
We just created a SIG for Maritime Robotics. Hopefully this will be a place we can collect some of these tools.

Thanks for the great work!


Hi Brian, that’s great! I just changed the category of the topic. Thanks for the information! :smiley:


Hi! I’m using your UUV Simulator for my MS Thesis with the subject “Localization of an unmanned underwater vehicle using multiple water surface robots, multilateration, and sensor data fusion”.

In a first approach i will develop an algorithm verification on UUV Simulator and for that reason i’am developing an “Acoustic Channel Communication” that consists in two sensors: a Beacon and a Hydrophone. I hope to help and contribute to this great project.

So, i’m grateful for your work! :smiley: